California/Dawson crash: Detective looking for witnesses


Just got off the phone with the Seattle Police traffic-collision detective who is investigating the crash that killed 92-year-old Rosemary MacCorkindale in the California/Dawson crosswalk earlier this week (investigation photo above). We’d originally called to check on the 30th/Trenton June motorcycle crash (after publishing this story about its survivor) and the 35th/Juneau crash that injured a 15-year-old girl (short answer on both those – the investigations aren’t complete yet), and he asked if we could put out this request: He is still looking for witnesses in the California/Dawson crash. Not people who “heard” something about it secondhand, but anyone who actually saw it happen, or perhaps something just before it happened. If you were a witness, please call/e-mail him, or if you know someone who saw something, please ask them to contact him: Detective Michael Korner, 206/684-8927, – he also gave us some insight into how the process of investigating major crashes works, and why just because a citation’s not issued at the scene doesn’t mean something won’t happen later – we’ll post about that separately later, en route to the Viaduct briefing now.

2 Replies to "California/Dawson crash: Detective looking for witnesses"

  • whitney September 26, 2008 (11:03 am)

    Anyone know if/when the memorial will be?

  • WSB September 26, 2008 (11:46 am)

    I’ve been watching the obituaries for any word of that, nothing so far. I also contacted the Senior Center to see if perhaps they knew her – they didn’t. So I haven’t been able to track down any more information about Ms. MacCorkindale, so far, unfortunately.

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